Surgery and Treatment of Diseases of Retina and Vitreous
Dr. Charles A. Garcia is a board certified and internationally recognized researcher and clinician. As a graduate of Tulane University, he completed his residency and internship at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His post-residency fellowship in Cornea and External Disease was completed under Dr. Dan B. Jones at Baylor College of Medicine in 1970.
As a specialist, his clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis of various vitreo-retinal diseases and he has worked throughout his career on finding a treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa and Retinal Dystrophies. Dr. Garcia has written extensively on his retina research and published more than 175 articles, written three books in English and Spanish as well as published numerous articles in association with the National Institutes of Health. He has presented in numerous ophthalmic societies both in the US and internationally and has been active in training more than 100 post-doctoral fellows from 22 countries including the United States since 1974.
As former President of the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Garcia has worked with local community organizations to educate the public about diseases of the eye and diabetes. He participated in more than 15 clinical studies with the National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute investigating the progression of diabetic retinopathy since 2004. Dr. Garcia has had a continued commitment to community service and has participated in numerous events including the "Feria De Salud" presented in association with the American Diabetes Association. He is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Retina Society & American Society of Retina Specialists, and is affiliated with numerous hospitals including Memorial Hermann, The Methodist Hospital at St. John Clear Lake, and the oldest hospital in Houston, St. Joseph Medical Center.